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An Orbit Map of the Solar System
This week’s map shows the orbits of more than 18000 asteroids in the solar system. This includes everything we know of that’s over 10km in diameter - about 10000 asteroids - as well as 8000 randomized objects of unknown size. This map shows each asteroid at its exact position on New Years’ Eve 1999. All of the data for this map is shared by NASA and open to the public.

Really lovely stuff!
astronomy  dataviz  map  space  visualization  asteroids  planets  posters  moons  solar-system 
8 days ago by jm
The one man behind all those slick, glossy, anti-abortion posters
If you were wondering where all those huge, glossy high-quality posters of foetuses came from during the abortion referendum campaign in Ireland last year:

'Graphic pictures of aborted fetuses, prayer vigils and protesters. It’s no coincidence that the anti-abortion movement looks the same from London to Dublin to Warsaw.
It's mostly Gregg Cunningham. The California-based activist has been farming out his imagery and strategies to like-minded groups in Europe for more than five years.'

'if you see an abortion protester with one of those big, disturbing, graphic images, that says “CHOICE?” Or “ABORTION IS MURDER”, that’s Gregg Cunningham’s work, and that’s not a protest, that’s advertising.'

It's a business. He sells this worldwide. He's also a climate change denier, naturally.
There's even a 'Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform', mirroring the Irish operation.

So now you know why right-wingers accuse lefties of being 'paid protesters' -- it's because that's what _they_ do.

Of course, this tactic backfired dramatically in Ireland -- we don't like being told what to think by paternalistic, patronising, colonialist foreign influences these days....
gregg-cunningham  abortion  us-politics  posters  icbr  ccbr 
5 weeks ago by jm
AI Movie Posters -
Neural-network generative movie posters. "What would you do to gave you?"
fun  generators  neural-networks  funny  movies  posters 
july 2017 by jm
Engineer’s Guide to Drinks
excellent blueprint-style poster covering all the major cocktails
cocktails  drinks  engineering  posters  blueprints  graphics  pdf 
january 2016 by jm
Adding Insult to Plagiary?
A few days old, but already an instant Streisand-Effect classic:
Sometimes people borrow [Colin Purrington's free guide about making scientific posters] without giving him credit. This happens fairly regularly, and when he finds out about it, he sends an e-mail asking them to take it down. Usually they do. But when he sent an e-mail to the Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, asking that a roughly 1,200-word, near-verbatim, uncredited chunk from his guide be removed from the consortium’s materials, the response was unexpected. Rather than apologise, a lawyer sent him a cease-and-desist letter accusing him of plagiarizing the consortium’s materials and demanding that he take down his guide or face a lawsuit seeking damages up to $150,000.
streisand-effect  lawsuits  law  infringement  copyright  cpbr  bullying  science  posters 
april 2013 by jm
Grand Grand SALE
Makers of "Feck It Sure It's Grand" merchandise are flogging stuff for 50 cent (+ shipping) in their "out with the old" sale
sales  posters  prints  feck  ireland  grand-grand 
january 2013 by jm
Rob Ricketts' "Program Your 808" Posters
Beautiful posters 'detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine'. Planet Rock, Cybotron's Clear, and Voodoo Ray feature... very nice (via stx)
via:stx  808  drum-machine  voodoo-ray  electro  music  acid-house  posters  prints 
march 2012 by jm
This car has everything (via Box Of Meat)
via:boxofmeat  email  bacon  car  funny  lol  demotivational  posters  from delicious
october 2010 by jm

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